Youth group, Coalition of Progressive Benue Youths for Good Governance (CPBYGG), said all is set for the planned one-million-man march in support of Austin Agada, the consensus chairmanship candidate of the Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ahead of its October state congresses, APC stakeholders had zoned the chairmanship seat to Benue South, otherwise known as Zone C and it was micro-zoned to Ogbadibo local government.
Consequently, Austin Agada, who hails from Ogbadibo LGA emerged as consensus candidate and was applauded by all stakeholders in the area.
However, some APC members in Ogbadibo had kicked against the zoning of the chairmanship seat to Benue South, nay, APC on the ground that it would affect the chance of the zone’s quest to produce governor of the state for the first time in 2023.
But the Coalition of Progressive Benue Youths for Good Governance believes it is a “case of giving the dog the bad name just to hang it”.
The coalition recalls that in 215, Comrade Abba Yaro, a native of
Otukpa in Ogbadibo was the chairman of APC in Benue State and Lawani contested for governor on the same platform.
Solomon Chirvir in a communiqué read after an emergency meeting in Makurdi yesterday said the group has concluded plans to stage a
one-million-man march in support of Austin Agada to the headquarters of the APC in Makurdi and Abuja.
He said the move by some party stakeholders is a clear attempt to expunge the youths from the scheme of things in the state.
“This coalition believes that the few voices against the endorsement of Austin Agada as the consensus candidate were borne out of hatred
and jealousy for the youths.